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A noirish detective yarn. The script is by Roy Huggins.
Please be aware that the video quality is poor.
This movie is part of the collection: Film Noir
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
Audio/Visual: sound, black & white
Keywords: Roy Huggins; detective
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: Loved it!
I ordinarily would subtract a star for poor film quality but this story, the performances and the players were so good that I cannot give it less than 5 stars.
I enjoyed seeing Long Beach, Venice, and other stomping grounds of my youth as I remember them.
I will watch this one again.
Karl Bunker -
A charming private eye flick that very much fits the description "noirish"; especially in its wildly convoluted plot.
Too bad the video quality is so poor, but I found it very enjoyable in spite of that.
Franchot Tone may not completely set the screen on fire in the lead role, but he does a creditable job, and many of the peripheral and supporting characters are quite delightful, especially Adele Jergens as his on-the-ball secretary "Boots." It was also a hoot to see Raymond Burr in a bit part.
Subject: Don't know what to say.....
Tried to download this twice, both times was told it has a virus in it. I download using BitComit, because it lets me use 20 people to download from. This si the first time I have ever gotten this message before. Just wanted to give people the heads-up. Too bad, I wanted to see this movie.
ACT1 NowPlaying -
Subject: 5 stars -excellent
Loved it and about the film qaulity; I was streaming and approx 1hour 18minutes into the film, player hung up. So I downloaded and same result even using vlc player, so I used freeware oxelon converter and converteed to avi and then was able to see end of movie. Now I noticed the streaming is working so good luck. It was worth the hazzle. The film quality over all is good with some occasional bad spots especially at the beginning. Wonderful plot.
Subject: Also having problems
viewing and am using VLC. Also having problems getting the entire file to download. The download stops 36 minutes into the film (.ogv). Will try again (with a different file type) as I like Franchot Tone and it's a good film.
Subject: Marvelous movie in bad shape
Dynamic storytelling, good acting especially from Franchot Tone, who gave the private eye a very personal note. I had to do some research to find out in which film I had seen him before: "Five Graves to Cairo" by Billy Wilder, unfortunately not available here.
The video quality is really poor, but one forgets it until the screen blackens out again and there is nothing to see for some seconds. But it doesn´t matter. Worth a Download.
Subject: synchronicity issues between images and sounds
Lovers of pristine prints beware: the print is in bad shape as the uploader stated, with the odd jumpy image, stain and short blank.
Nice little film noir, with a screenplay penned by Roy Huggins, who also wrote the screenplay for Too Late for Tears, one of my personal favorites. The cast is good and the acting fine. The plot was a bit overwhelming for me, and a second viewing will be in order to take it all in.
I watched it with Windows Media Player (version 10) and the sounds started getting out of whack with the images about 32mn50s into the movie, with sounds delayed by a few seconds. However, the VLC player was able to play the film without a hitch. If you encounter similar problems, switch to VLC.